January 2011

Procrastination

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Different Cultures, Different Selves

Cultural Psychologists claim that people in different cultures have different selves. They  have a lot of data showing that Asian selves and American selves are quite different. But what does this even mean? I think we need to make a couple of distinctions before this make sense for those of us coming from the direction of philosophical discussions of the self and personal identity.

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Derrida and Deconstruction

This week our topic is Derrida and Deconstruction. Derrida was one of the most widely revered and widely reviled   thinkers of the mid-to-late twentieth Century. Many people in a variety of disciplines – especially in the literary humanities --  regard him as an absolutely seminal figure.

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Abortion

We need to distinguish two questions in considering abortion:

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The Moral Costs of Markets

This week begins both a new year and a new season of Philosophy Talk.   Hard to believe, but we're into our  8th season.  It's been a great ride so far and we hope to keep building the program.  

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